Croatia have released the final Eurovision version of their 2020 entry “Divlji vjetre”.
Croatia’s artist for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, Damir Kedžo, has released the revamped version of his song “Divlji vjetre”. Following Croatia’s selection show Dora 2020, it was revealed that the song will remain in Croatian, meaning that the country will be performing entirely in their own language for the first time since the 2013 contest in Malmo, Sweden.
Who is Damir Kedžo?
Damir Kedžo was born on 24th May 1987 in Omišalj, Croatia. His singing career kicked off in 2003, where he participated in Story Super Nova Music Talent Show at age 16, but his popularity in his home country rose after he won the third season of the Croatian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar.
The singer has participated in many talent shows in his career including Slavianski Bazaar, and had even applied for Dora 2011, the Croatian selection show for Eurovision. He went on to win the 2020 version of Dora with his song “Divlji vjetre”, and will represent Croatia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Croatia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, they were one of three countries to debut in the contest that year. Croatia’s best result came in 1999 when Doris Dragovic finished 4th in Jerusalem. She performed the song “Marija Magdalena” which scored a total of 118 points, this included 12 points from Slovenia and Spain. Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.